RPG Research Anthology 1

RPG Research Anthology Volume I - Collected Original Works 2004 – 2019 - From RPG Research Contributors - by W.A. Hawkes-Robinson

RPG Research Anthology Volume I
Collected Original Works 2004 – 2019
From RPG Research Contributors
by W.A. Hawkes-Robinson

Table of Contents (early draft preview)

Table of Contents

Preface 7

About RPG Research 8

About Therapeutic Recreational 8

Note about Recreational Therapy (RT) and Therapeutic Recreation (TR) 9

Section 1 – Essays 9

2004 10

An Overview of the History and Potential Therapeutic Value of Role-playing Gaming by W.A. Hawkes-Robinson 10

2005 16

MerpCon I (2005) Report. By W.A. Hawkes-Robinson 16

Report on MerpCon 2005. by Chris Seeman, Ph.D. 19

2006 20

Leadership Action Plan. By W.A. Hawkes-Robinson 21

Leadership, Roles, High Ropes Course Reflection. By W.A. Hawkes-Robinson 24

Leadership in Recreation & Leisure. By W.A. Hawkes-Robinson 27

2007 30

The Potential Benefits and Deficits of Role-Playing Gaming by W.A. Hawkes-Robinson 30

Citations 33

The Battle Over Role Playing Gaming by W.A. Hawkes-Robinson 35

2008 36

MerpCon IV Report. By W.A. Hawkes-Robinson 36

Executive Summary 36

Introduction 37

MerpCon's Relationship to Long-term TR Goals 37

RPG Research Project Overview 38

MerpCon Founding, History, and Projection 38

The Future of MerpCon 39

Participation, Growth and Costs 40

Scheduling 40

Facilities 41

Participation Demographics and Notes 43

MerpCon I Participation Summary: 43

MerpCon II Summary: 43

MerpCon III Summary: 44

MerpCon IV Summary: 45

Special Guests 45

Lessons Learned 46

MerpCon I (2005), primary issue: Facilities. 46

MerpCon II (2006), primary issue: Scheduling. 46

MerpCon III, primary issue: Expenses. 47

MerpCon IV, primary issue: Sufficient Table Referees & Preparation. 47

Planning for MerpCon V 47

References 47

The Defamation of Role-playing Gaming and Gamers. By W.A. Hawkes-Robison 48

Annotated Bibliography 20081210 57

Role-playing Games Used as Educational and Therapeutic Tools for Youth and Adults by W.A. Hawkes-Robinson 60

Works Cited 63

Annotated Bibliography 64

2011 68

Analysis of the report “Alienation and the Game Dungeons and Dragons”, by W.A. Hawkes-Robinson. 68

Purpose 68

Hypotheses 68

Methods 69

Findings 69

Conclusions of the paper 69

Commentary 70

Personal Perspective 70

Further Analysis 71

Additional Resources 72

2013 75

“Hypothetical Therapeutic Recreation Program Plan for Clients with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Using Role-Playing Games as Therapy” (Short version) by W.A. Hawkes-Robinson. 76

Overview 77

Common Settings 79

Intervention #2 - Computer-based RPG Use and Modifications for Client With TBI 79

Example CRPG Process 80

Common Settings 80

“Hypothetical Therapeutic Recreation Program Plan for Clients with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Using Role-Playing Games as Therapy” (Much Longer Rough version) by W.A. Hawkes-Robinson. 81

Checklist 81

Overview 87

Personal Experiences Related to Diagnosis - TBI 87

Personal Experience Related to the Interventions - Role-playing games 88

Diagnosis 88

Body Functions 93

Recovery Stage 1 94

Environmental Factors 107

ICU Environment 107

Non-ICU Hospital Environment 107

Long-term Care Facility Environment 108

At-home Care Environment 108

Stage 2 109

Specific Mental Functions (b140-b189) 113

b210.0 seeing functions 113

Stage 3 115

Specific Mental Functions (b140-b189) 118

Stage 4 121

Specific Mental Functions (b140-b189) 125

Activities and Participation 127

Recovery Stage 1 128

Stage 2 131

Stage 3 133

Stage 4 134

Environmental Factors 137

Stage 1 137

Code 137

Code 137

Stage 2 138

Code 138

Code 138

Stage 3 138

Code 138

Code 138

Stage 4 139

Code 139

Code 139

Applicable Therapeutic Recreation Interventions 140

TR Technique Overview: Role-playing Games for Clients With TBI 141

Three Kinds of Role-Playing Games for Different Needs 141

What is Role-Playing Gaming 141

Tabletop Role-Playing Gaming 142

Example Preparation for Tabletop RPG Without Modifications 143

Example Game Play for Tabletop RPG Without Modifications 143

Computer-based Role-playing Games 143

Example of Offline Computer-based RPG Without Modifications 143

Example of Online Computer-based RPG Without Modifications 143

Live-action Role-Playing - LARP 143

Example of LARP Without Modifications 143

RPG Modifications for Client With TBI 144

Intervention #1 - Tabletop RPG Modification - Choose Your Own Adventure for Severe TBI-related impairments 144

Intervention #2 - Offline Computer-based RPG Use and Modifications for Client With TBI 146

Intervention #3 – Tabletop RPG for Wheelchair-bound TBI Client 147

Intervention #4 - LARP Use and Modifications for Client With TBI 150

Potential references pieces to use: 153

Additional References 154

RPG Therapy Resources 156

Additional Resources 157

2014 158

“Z-Day City” - Therapeutic Recreation Public Transportation Skills Development for Autism Spectrum Youth and Adults Using Role-Playing Games. By W.A. Hawkes-Robinson 158

Activity Overview 158

Outings Titles 158

Population 159

Location 159

Ages 159

Gender 159

Residency Status 159

Financial status 159

Education status 159

Proficiency with transit 159

Interests 160

Aspirations 160

Employment 160

Disability status 160

Physical considerations 160

Cognitive considerations 160

Social considerations 160

Planning considerations 161

Staff considerations 161

Number of participants and planning considerations 161

Phase I Tabletop RPG - Resources 162

Recommended Background 162

Recommended Experience/Skills 163

Optional 163

Location(s) 163

Transportation 163

Materials Costs 163

Recommended 164

Optional 164

Overview Map of City Area 164

Overview Map of Transit Routes 164

Fee Rates for Transit 164

* Ages 6 - 18. Children 5 and younger ride free with fare-paying passenger. 164

**To be eligible for Discounted Fare, passenger must be a senior, have a disability or be a Medicare Card holder. Must show Regional Reduced Fare Permit. (More info about this is listed in the below link.) 164

Weekend All-Day Pass 165

Transfers 165

ORCA Cards 165

Tabletop Role-Playing Game System Rules 165

Dice 166

Paper 166

Pencils 166

Avedon (1974) Interaction pattern 166

Phase I Goals Summary 167

Phase II Live-Action Role-Playing (LARP) – Recommended Resources 167

Location(s) 167

Materials Costs 167

Required 167

Recommended 168

Staff Skills 168

Required 168

Recommended 168

Avedon (1974) Interaction pattern 168

Adventure Overview and Preparation Advisory 168

Regarding “Goals” Listing 169

Game System Overview 169

Regarding Scripting and Comments Within Square Brackets [ ] 169

An Example of a Segment of a Tabletop Role-Playing Session 170

The Adventure - “Save Tacoma From Z-Day” 171

Phase I “A Call For Help” – Tabletop Role-Playing Game (TRPG) 172

The Phone Call 172

Additional Plot Information 173

Phase I, Stage 1 – Scene 1 “The Roundup” 173

Introduction Script 174

Goals 178

Phase 1, Stage 1, Scene 2 - “Finding Marco” 178

Goals 180

Phase 1, Stage 1, Scene 3 - “Seeking The Shelter” 180

Goals 180

Phase 1, Stage 1, Scene 4 - “Where's Sally?” 180

Goals 181

Phase 1, Stage 1, Scene 5 - “The First Victim” 181

Goals 183

Phase 1, Stage 1, Scene 6 - “Jay's Warehouse” 184

Goals 185

Phase 1, Stage 1, Scene 7 – “NeoKeo” 185

Location 185

Goals 186

Phase 1, Stage 1, Scene 8 - “The Guru” 186

Key Location Overview – 72nd Street Transit Center 186

Goals 186

Phase 1, Stage 1, Scene 9 - “Night Wasp” 187

Key Location Overview 187

Goals 187

Phase 1, Stage 1, Scene 10 - “The Doctor” - Should be used for the LARP 187

Key Location Overview 187

Goals 187

Phase I, Stage 2 - “Preparation” 188

Goals 188

Phase II “The Gathering” - Live-Action Role-Playing (LARP) 189

Phase II, Stage 1 189

Phase II, Stage 1, Scene 1 - “Hail, Hail, The Gang's All Here” 189

Key Location Visited – Tacoma Community College Transit Center (TCCTC) 189

Goals 190

Phase II, Stage 1, Scene 2, “Catch the Guru in the Chinese Park” 190

Key Location Visited Tacoma Chinese Park 190

Goals 190

Phase II, Stage 1, Scene 3, “The Sting of the Night Wasp 190

Key Location Visited Engine House No. 9 191

Goals 191

Phase II, Stage 1, Scene 4 - “The Doctor” - Should be used for the LARP 191

Key Location Overview - Tacoma Union Station 191

Goals 192

Phase II, Stage 1, Overall Goals 192

Phase II, Stage 2 193

Phase II, Stage 2, Scene 1 - “Post-Mortem” 193

Goals 193

Phase II, Stage 2, Scene 2 - “The Voyage Home” 194

Goals 194

Phase II, Stage 2, Scene 3 - “Farewell Until Next We Meet” 194

Goals 194

Phase II, Stage 2, Goals 194

Appendices 195

Blank Character Sheet 195

Pre-generated PCs 195

Non-Player Characters Roster 213

Locations Of Note 218

Location 1 – Engine House No. 9 218

Location 2 – Fort Nisqually Living History Museum 219

Location 3 – Points NE Historical Society - Lighthouse 220

Location 4 – Tacoma Chinese Park 220

Location 5 – Tacoma Mausoleum & Mortuary 222

Location 6 – Tacoma Union Station 222

Maps 225

Tacoma City Overview Map 225

Tacoma /Seattle Public Transit Bus Routes Summary Map 225

Transtheoretical Model (TTM) of Change and Therapeutic Recreation by W.A. Hawkes-Robinson 227

Abstract 228

Introduction 229

Building Upon Five Theories of Helping 229

Arguments About the TTM/SoC Model 230

Differentiation Between Leisure Education and Leisure Counseling 230

Holistic Perspective 231

The 6 Stages of Change 231

Example of a Theoretical Application of TTM Using Graduated Role-Playing Game Formats for At-Risk Youth and Young Adults 231

Precontemplation Stage 232

Contemplation Stage 232

Preparation Stage 232

Action Stages 233

Maintenance Stage 233

Termination Stage 233

References 234

2016 235

ADHD and Role-Playing Games in Schools. By W.A. Hawkes-Robinson. 235

Child Abuse Recognition and Strategies Including Role-Playing Games. By W.A. Hawkes-Robinson. 243

2017 249

Using Role-Playing Games to Enhance the Learning Process, from the Cognitive Neuropsychology Perspective by W.A. Hawkes-Robinson, RPG Research. 249

2018 250

Brief Summary of Some Basic Considerations for Role-plating Games with At-risk Populations 250

2019 251

Important Basic Considerations for Programs Using Role-Playing Games with At-risk Populations. 252

Section 2 – Presentations 262

2013 262

TBI RPG Presentation Speaker Notes 263

Presentation: Hypothetical TBI Client and Recreation Therapy Treatment Using RPG. By W.A. Hawkes-Robinson 318

2014 326

Presentation: Review & Analysis of the Leisurescope Plus and Teen Leisurescope Plus. Review by W.A. Hawkes-Robinson 326

2018 333

The Defamation of Role-Playing Gamers, Conflict and Barriers to Interpersonal Effectiveness, Addressing Inculcated Stereotyping and Prejudice. By W. A. Hawkes-Robinson 334

Section 3 – Checklists, Diagrams, Flyers, and Research Posters 335

2004 335

The Role-Playing Game Model by W.A. Hawkes-Robinson 336

2011 336

RPG Venn Diagram 1 by W.A. Hawkes-Robinson 337

RPG Venn Diagram 2 RPG Therapy by W.A. Hawkes-Robinson 338

Role-Playing Gaming Adapted for the Deaf Using American Sign Language Flyer by W.A. Hawkes-Robinson 339

“Hands-on Adventure” ASL RPG Activity Participant Evaluation Form. By W.A. Hawkes-Robinson. 341

2012 343

RPG Venn Diagram 3 RPG Therapy by W.A. Hawkes-Robinson 343

2014 345

RPGs and Avedon Interaction Patterns by W.A. Hawkes-Robinson 345

2016 346

Events Facilities Accessibility Checklist by W.A. Hawkes-Robinson 347

Section 4 – Program Templates & Drafts, Other Early Drafts, & RFCs 348

Program Drafts/Templates 349

2011 349

“Hands-On-Adventure” Role-Playing Gaming Adapted for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Using American Sign Language by W.A. Hawkes-Robinson 349

Deaf Children & Young Juveniles Up to the Age of 14. by W.A. Hawkes-Robinson 352

2012 353

Why People Like to Participate in Role-playing gaming activities. By W. A. Hawkes-Robinson 353

2014 356

Therapeutic Recreation Leisure & Civic Resources Education Tabletop Role-Playing Game “The Missing Surgeon”. By W.A. Hawkes-Robinson. 356

Therapeutic Recreation Program for Neurotypical and Neuroatypical Toddlers “Help the Royal Family” by W.A. Hawkes-Robinson 357

Specific Program Plan Assignment 357

Activity Analysis No.1 358

Activity Analysis No.2 358

Individual Progress Report 358

Section 5 – Blog Postings 359

Game Master Archetypes 359

Player Archetypes 359

2012 360

Why The Popular Negative Stereotypes About Role-playing Gamers Are Important to Address. By W.A. Hawkes-Robinson 360

Anecdotal Experiences of Stigma as a tabletop role-playing Gamer. By W. A. Hawkes-Robinson 360

2015 360

Schizophrenia & Alzheimers, Includes Discussion of Role-Playing Games as Psychosocial Intervention. By W.A. Hawkes-Robinson 361

Anxiety and Dissociative Disorders as “Orders of Avoidance”. Considerations in Use of Role-Playing Games with These Populations. By W.A. Hawkes-Robinson 364

Psychological Testing, Issues, Correlations, Causality, & Considerations for RPGs. By W.A. Hawkes-Robinson 367

RPGs and Trauma 371

2019 371

RPGs & Bleed by Erik 371

RPGs & … by Jonathan 371

RPGs & …. by Omar 371

Section 6 – Additional Works of Note 372

Audio 372

Video 372

WorldCon 73 – John Welker and W.A. Hawkes-Robinson 372

SpoCon 373

Wizards of the Coast 373

Pax Unplugged 373

Panels & Events 374

Interviews of RPG Research Staff 374

Q&A 374

Professional Issues in Therapeutic Recreation Professional Panel Questions Assignment 375

Interviews by RPG Research 385

Other 385

Codes of Conduct Examples 386

For Recreational TRPG 386

For Broadcast TRPG 386

For Public Events TRPG 386

For LARP 386

Section 7 - Sneak-peak Excerpts From Upcoming Publications 387

Role-playing Game Recreation Therapy Handbook of Practice for Therapeutic Recreation Specialists. By W.A. Hawkes-Robinson 388

Section 8 - Appendices 388

References 390

Index 391

About the Authors 393

W. A. Hawkes-Robinson 393

Omar ….. 393

Erik …. 394

Jonathan … 394

Daniel …. 394

Disclaimers 395

License 396

Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Public License 396

Section 1 – Definitions. 396

Section 2 – Scope. 397

Other rights. 398

Section 3 – License Conditions. 398

Section 4 – Sui Generis Database Rights. 398

Section 6 – Term and Termination. 399

Section 7 – Other Terms and Conditions. 400

Section 8 – Interpretation. 400